Monday, September 10, 2007

Quilt Exhibition Photos - 5






















Thanks Meggie for directing some new blog friends here to view the quilts. I'm glad to meet new bloggers and quilters from all over the world. The purple quilt shown here was really a much more beautiful shade of mauve and purple than the photo shows. Certainly you will see from all these photos there was a huge variety of types of quilt, colour ways and approaches to traditional blocks.
Today I went to the Dentist! That's no light undertaking for me....for those of you who read Meggie's account of her recent visit you have the scene set already for how I feel. I would much rather have major surgery than visit the Dentist. Lets just say that some bad experiences have coloured my thinking. Months ago half my back bottom molar broke away right down to gum level....there was no pain - I think it was all filling. Once since then when I had sinus and hayfever problems it and several other teeth gave me heaps for about 3 days, but then all settled back down again. Unfotunately when I decided I had the time and money to be able to go and get it seen to I had to wait 5 weeks to get an appointment....now that doesn't do my nerves and state of mind any good...every time my tongue ferrets around the ragged tooth and every time I clean my teeth I have an attach of the gitters. But today finally arrived ( luckily I was very well distracted with my busy few days with the Exhibition) and I duely got seen to.
The receptionist was lovely( no blue rinse) the nurse was lovely and the dentist is a dear so polite & kind - a South African with beautiful manners. So what's your problem you ask. Well the tooth and the procedure and all that awful stuff.
We will try and save the tooth - you need it. If it was to be removed an oral surgeon would have to do it. OK . So today was step 1 in saving the tooth. It has temporary polyfiller in it now.( or similar ) that was $160. I then had to make 3 more appointments at precise intervals to do a root canal then have a cerec crown fitted.( that will be in November, so I have plenty of opportunity to think ahead!!!) Anyway I survived and today was a breeze compared with what I was expecting. Next time won't be so .......... I better stop buying fabric and start saving all my pocket money to give to the nice dentist man! ( maybe he'd take a quilt instead? )

8 comments:

Susan D said...

My sympathies I HATE the dentist as well.

What a talented bunch of quilters your group has. Just as I thought I'd found a favourite I'd see another, Thanks you for sharing them with us.

meggie said...

I dread the Dentist-as you know.
Hope it all settles. I have one crowned large molar, & the lovely Polish dentist who did that was the best dentist I ever had over here.
Once again, thank you so much for showing us all those lovely quilts. I fell in love with that Postcards from the Tropics. So bold & pretty.

sMC said...

I would love to see Mr Dentist's face if you offered A Quilt in Payment. Notwithstanding the quilt would be worth more than the actual fee :)

Guðrún said...

I am getting over the dentist phobia, lucky me. The quilt show looks very interesting, thanks for sharing.

loulee1 said...

The quilts are fantastic! I had to stop reading, I don't do dentists! When I MUST see mine he doesn't bother with trying to save, he just pulls, cause he knows I won't be back until it hurts!

Helen said...

Thanks for the eye candy, it was great. An exhibition is a lot of work but so rewarding. Did you have the quilt stands made specially. Can you give me some idea of how you went about it. What sized calico did you use? Were they reasonably priced?

Belém said...

Great quilt pictures. Thanks for sharing. Your tooth will be in good shape after your treatment that's all you have to think about. After the first appointment with that dentist withgood manners you will be much more confortable to go on

Ali Honey said...

Helen, the quilt frames were made by a carpenter some years ago - before I was with the group.They all slot together and are stored taped in bundles for using again. The calico was just joined where it needed to be bigger;the frames are in 3 sizes. At the top, the calico has a gap like a hanging sleeve for the top piece of wood to slot through.They probably were quite expensive but with year after year use become less expensive than the actual outlay.The big ones ( for Kingsize quilts )take up quite a lot of storage space.